Enter Law Fair and Law Adventure competitions

Free mock trial programs from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation for grades 3–8

These free educational mock trial programs for grades 3–6 and grades 7 and 8 respectively are open to public and private schools and other organizations in New Jersey. Students and their teachers are invited to submit original mock trial cases to the Law Fair and Law Adventure Competitions. There is no charge to enter.

Cases entered must be suitable for use in the classroom as a tool to teach students about legal issues. For details about the competitions, which help to increase writing, reading, listening and analytical skills, please the Law Fair (for grades 3–6) and Law Adventure (for grades 7 and 8) Rules Booklets from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation website at njsbf.org.

Entries must be received by Jan. 31, 2023. Winners will be invited to perform their cases in person (or via Zoom if circumstances warrant) in May. Judges and attorneys will preside over the mock trials. Winning cases will be posted on our website.

To help teachers of grades 3–8 prepare their students for the competitions, and to learn how to use mock trials to teach about law in the classroom, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation will sponsor a free workshop on Oct. 28, 2022, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Register for the workshop at njsbf.org. Professional development hours will be provided.

For more information contact Sheila Boro, Director of Mock Trial Programs New Jersey State Bar Foundation at 732-937-7519 or sboro@njsbf.org.

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